IC 1396/1396A in Cepheus

RA Zentrum: 21h37m34s.66

DEC Zentrum: +57°38′52″.2

Date: May 26., 27. & 28. 2023

Telescope: Omegon Pro APO AP 104/650 ED Triplet

  • Aperture: 104 mm
  • Focal length: 650 mm

Recording camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Exposure time: 12h 10´


R: 20 x 60″
G: 20 x 60″
B: 20 x 60″

Ha: 43 x 600″

OIII: 23 x 600″

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight, Skylum Luminar AI

IC 1396 is an open star cluster located in the southern part of the Cepheus constellation. This image shows the eastern part of the nebula, where the Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A) is located. IC 1396A (the Elephant Trunk Nebula) is a large Bok globule and an active starforming region. Embedded within it are some young stars visible in infrared images.